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Diamond Hogs dominate Mizzou with 4 homers and 12 Ks

The Diamond Hogs did what they do best: striking out batters and hitting bombs.

Arkansas defeated Mizzou 8-0 in the first game of the series.

Like death and taxes, Arkansas’ pitchers were nearly perfect, allowing just 4 hits, a walk, and 12 combined strikeouts. Ace Hagen Smith pitched 6 innings, striking out 10 batters, walking just one. Cooper Dossett closed it out with 2 Ks in the top of the ninth.

Razorback batters also played an outstanding game. Their eyes looked toward the skies tonight, driving in every score via a home run.

Nolan Souza grabbed his first homer of the season in the bottom of the third to put the Hogs on the board. He finished the night going 3-4 for 3 RBIs, including another moon shot to right field.

Ross Lovich and Kendall Diggs got in on the action, hitting a dinger a piece to drive in the 5 remaining runs.

Arkansas will play for the series tomorrow as the Tigers hope to stay close and steal a win, giving them a puncher’s chance at handing the Razorbacks their first series loss on Sunday.

 

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire